First of all I need to let you know that I am a real passionate of touring bike. Since many years, I dream to ride my bike in New Zealand. Here we come !!! Me, my husband and my little daughter borned in june 2016.
We expect to arrive in early February in South Island and cycle around for five weeks. The goal is to visit some of the most beautiful places in touring bike with our adorable little girl who will be 8 months at this time. We are attracted by the beauties of nature and will be autonomous with all the camping gear.
Your help in the planning of our trip would be more than welcome. Here are some of the questions we have at the moment :
Do you know a spot to rent the bikes and a chariot for Vicky (our little girl) at a good price ? What city is the best to find the required equipment ? Or, do you know someone who kindly agree to lend us equipment, it would be a great option.
There is too much to see in the South island. We’ll have to make choices between : Abel Tasman NP, Blenheim (we love good wines), Kaikoura, Banks Peninsula, Arthur’s Pass, Queenstown, Milford sound, Fox Glacier, the region around Mount Cook (we love mountains too !!). Maybe some won’t b by bike. What would be a great route to follow ? Something’s missing ? Also, is it possible to go from one spot to an other by bus and to bring the bikes with us ?
How about the temperature at night ? Is it too cold to sleep in campground with a kid under one year ? And with a baby on the way, what are the best tips to receive ?
Any other recommendation ?
In advance, many many many thanks for your help !
Hope to meet you on the road !
Nathalie, Sylvain and Vicky